Changes on the way for high school chaplains

TORONTO - As Ontario’s high school chaplains try to figure out a new name for their job that fits canon law, they’re also making a bid for some respect. And they’re starting to get it from the province’s bishops.

Priestly presence diluted, but Basilians still on campus

TORONTO - When the Basilian Fathers let slip that they won’t be appointing any more of their men to positions at Saskatoon’s St. Thomas More College it was no great shock to anyone in the Catholic education community. You can’t appoint men who don’t exist.

Celebrating a century of hockey at St. Mike’s

torontostmichaelsmajors2TORONTO - For many, Toronto’s St. Michael’s College School is known as one of the finest all-boys Basilian high schools in Canada. But for others, who may not know a rosary from a rose garden, the St. Mike’s name means just one thing: hockey.

Dufferin-Peel Catholic board to review Snow Falling on Cedars

snowcederTORONTO - David Guterson’s award-winning novel Snow Falling on Cedars has been pulled from school library shelves in the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board after a parent complained about its sexual content.

Cup fever for Catholic schools

CFLTORONTO - Students within the Toronto Catholic District School Board will be learning more about the history of the Canadian Football League through a program in conjunction with the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.

Province takes over Dufferin-Peel board

Dufferin-PeelMISSISSAUGA, Ont. -  Government-appointed overseer Norbert Hartmann announced Feb. 5 that he is seizing control of the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board.

Carleton pro-life group is granted club status

OTTAWA - Carleton Lifeline, a pro-life group at Ottawa's Carleton University, has been granted club status on campus despite a constitutional amendment banning "anti-choice" groups and actions approved by the student union in December.

Protests shut down lecture series on Muslim threat

WINDSOR, Ont. - A professor at Assumption University here was among those leading opposition to a controversial lecture series at Windsor's Campbell Baptist Church which depicted Islam as a religion of evil and a threat to Canadian values.

Province to blame for education chaos, trustees complain

TORONTO - Timmins Catholic school trustee Colleen Landers fully expects to be laying off teachers in April and then hoping to rehire them over the summer. She and her colleagues on the Northeastern Catholic District School Board have sent out a sheaf of just-in-case pink slips before, and it's become part of the normal and chaotic budgeting routine for many school boards.

School boards on different paths

TORONTO - The 416 and 905 area codes rounded off 2006 by continuing on separate paths over the financing of Catholic  education.

More budget woes forecast for school boards

TORONTO - The Catholic school board in the rich and growing suburbs squeezed in between Toronto and Hamilton is worried.